Arron Banks eyes election bid

Multimillionaire will stand in the June 08 snap election

Arron Banks eyes election bid

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By Louie Bacani

Insurance multimillionaire and UKIP donor Arron Banks has confirmed that he will stand in the June 08 general election which Prime Minister Theresa May called for on Tuesday.
The business tycoon who bankrolled the Leave.EU Brexit campaign answered in the affirmative when asked on Twitter if he will run against incumbent Clacton MP Douglas Carswell.
“You bet,” Banks tweeted in response to one of many questions as to whether he will take on Carswell. “I have a meeting to discuss the UKIP situation tomorrow,” he also said on Tuesday in another tweet.

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Banks, who left UKIP in March, will meet with Nigel Farage and party officials to discuss whether he should stand for the political organisation, according to a report by The Guardian.
Andy Wigmore, Banks’s spokesman, told the publication that the insurance tycoon had vowed to launch his campaign in Clacton on Thursday whether or not he was adopted as UKIP candidate.
“Whether Banks stands as an independent, Patriotic Alliance or UKIP, those things are all up for discussion,” The Guardian quoted Wigmore as saying.
“We were due to launch it on May 05, but events supersede everything,” Wigmore added. “We will just concentrate on the Clacton swamp. Make Clacton great.”

An unnamed spokesman for Banks also told The Independent: “We will also be using all our learning from the referendum on social media to attack Remain MPs and support Brexit MPs of any colour.”

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